According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, there has been “a lot of conversation between the two sides” lately.
Byfuglien, who has said he’d love to remain with the Jets, is a pending unrestricted free agent. It’s expected the 30-year-old will earn an increase on his current $5.2-million salary cap hit.
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The situation with fellow pending UFA Andrew Ladd is murkier, though, according to Friedman.
“The word is if both sides are willing to budge, there is a possibility for a deal there,” Friedman said. “But, we’ve got to wait to see if both those sides are willing to come back to the table.”